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Sport Coaching Minor

The Sport Coaching Minor (15 hours) is designed to support students’ exploration, understanding, and development of knowledge and skills essential for coaching sport at multiple levels and across many sports. Students will learn about the scientific foundations of sport coaching and articulate these principles as they reflect on their experience implementing evidence-based practices designed to develop skills, habits, and practices to support their own and their athletes’ development.

Why get a Sport Coaching Minor?

Situated in the field of sport pedagogy, sport coaching extends beyond sport-related content knowledge and encompasses the elements of motivation, inclusion, and instruction. A Sport Coaching Minor is a natural complement for students interested in education, positive youth development, human services, and various therapeutic and professional careers. Students who are also pursuing a degree in educator preparation will find that the addition of this minor might make them more competitive for teaching and coaching positions in schools.

This minor features:

  • Coursework taught by faculty in the Mary Frances Early College of Education’s Department of Kinesiology
  • Specialized skills in supporting athletes with adapted physical needs
  • Experiential learning opportunities to translate course material to practice in coaching settings


Required courses: 15 hours

  • KINS 4450E: Initiating Motivation for Change in Health, Exercise, and Sport
  • KINS 5190: Research in Coaching and Coach Education
  • KINS 5450: Internship in Kinesiology
    Note: Students are responsible for obtaining their own coaching-related internship placement, which must be approved by the Program Coordinator via email before registering for this course
  • KINS 5680: Adapted Sport and Physical Activity
  • KINS 5930E: Research Literature in Sport Coaching and Coaching Education

Application Procedure

Please refer to the UGA Bulletin for course requirements.

Minors can be added to programs of study through Athena under the “My Programs” menu item.

Note: Students can begin taking classes in the minor but the minor will not be accessible to add to your program of study in Athena (DegreeWorks) until August 2024.

Contact Us

Please use our online form if you have any questions for the department. Please be as specific as possible, so that we may quickly assist you.

Contact Info

Bryan McCullick , Program Coordinator
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